More and more PB

Our iRODS infrastructure continues to grow. We have just signed off another >1PB of iRODS capacity to our CASM group. This brings our current iRODS archives up to approximately 14PB total capacity, between Sanger and JSDC data centers.

Another couple of PB added…

At the end of 2017, we delivered another 1PB of Ceph storage to our rapidly expanding internal cloud, the flexible compute environment. Over the course of 2017-2018, we have gone from 0PB to 5.5PB of usable Ceph based storage.

This has become our most rapidly deployed storage platform to date and stability in particular has remained outstanding, we have more details available here:

Seagate / Cray Lustre system now up and running.

At the end of 2017, our first Seagate-Cray Lustre system passed acceptance testing and our scientific groups are now busy migrating their data and workflows.

This is an L300N system, which includes a transparent NXD flash layer to aid smooth data access from heavy random and short data access, more details are available here:

The older systems are due for retirement on the 4th of March, when thy will become available for further development and testing.